July 9, 2021

Release notes: July 9, 2021

Deployment Time: 07:23 PM PST

Features & Enhancements

Item Description
Feature ​​New INPUT() function binds dynamic inputs to a data change action.

We now have an INPUT(, ) function that can be used to define inputs that are dynamically “bound” to values via user input or via other actions that compose them. For details, see this community blog posting.

Feature We now give app creators more information in error reporting about what's wrong with LOOKUP expressions and how to fix them.
Feature Automatically apply app policies that are made of multi-part expressions.

For app creators who understand and use app policies and policy expressions, you will be interested to know that we now automatically apply app policies that are made of multi-part expressions. For example, if you set both AuthRequired and DataAccessMode to true in a policy, we’ll automatically update your app to make sure that’s true. Previously, we only automatically applied simple policies with one expression and you received an error and had to manually update your app to meet the policy.

UI Change The Billing tab on the My Account page is now hidden for corporate customers. Billing activity is now done exclusively through customer service and sales.

Bug Fixes

Item Description
Bug An issue was fixed where scheduled events with ForEachRowInTable set were being incorrectly shown in the Other group.

Rollout changes

None.

Preview announcements

The AppSheet Preview program lets app creators try out new app features that are not yet fully supported. Learn how to participate in the AppSheet preview program for app client features.

  • No new preview features were released today.

What's currently available in the Preview program?

Item Description
Feature Google BigQuery data source

For details, see the official announcement on the AppSheet Community.

Feature Table view

Table View now supports freezing the first column while scrolling horizontally. For details, see Freezing the first Column of a Table View - in Preview Program.

Feature Chart Editor

App Creators can now make use of our new chart editor and the new and improved charts it can create. Learn more.

Feature Filters in AppSheet applications
  • App users can now filter items from a collection of records based on column values. The feature is available both on mobile devices and desktop computers. Learn more.
  • In the Search box, you can now filter by label.
  • Strings in the filtering interface, such as Done, Clear, Contains, and so on, can now be localized under UX > Localize.
  • In filtering, Yes/No attributes now support custom Yes/No display values.
  • App users can now search by columns of type EnumLists.
  • The search bar has been moved to the right on large displays for filtering.
  • Add new strings from the filtering UI to the Localize options. Strings such as "Has attachment" and "Start date" are included.
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@Will_Witman
@praveen

I think the input() is a BETA Feature.

But even if it is BETA Feature, will it be announced as a new feature here?
I think it is getting difficult to understand the difference between BETA and preview release.

@tsuji_koichi

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@Takuya_Miyai we had the same conversation at work this morning. It’s starting to get quite blurred :frowning:
Is the main difference that beta is available in any app, whereas preview has to be added to specific accounts?

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@Josephine

I think the Preview program can be set up for a specific app rather than a specific account.

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Hah, was 50/50 on whether I had that right :stuck_out_tongue:

But I guess same logic applies…is the difference that beta is just ‘there’, and preview has to be enabled?

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They may all be similar in that the app creator chooses to use them or not.
But maybe there are clear rules for AppSheetTeam that I’m just not thinking about.:smirk:

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